Gist-Of-Action Doctrine Bars Negligence Claim Against Insurance Agent, Judge Says

SCRANTON, Pa. - The gist-of-the-action doctrine precludes an insurer's negligence and misrepresentation claims against an insurance agent, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled July 22 (Cumberland Mutual Fire Insurance Co. and Cumberland Insurance Company Inc. v. Michael Gratz Insurers and Michael Gratz, No. 12-2404, M.D. Pa.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101867).

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